Work word problems

Work Problems are word problems that involve different people doing work together but at different rates. Another problem involves pipes filling up a tank. Another name for these problems is working together word problems.

We suggest solving working together word problems with the proportion. If we can complete a task in t hours, we can complete 1/t of the task in one hour.

Number of problems found: 346

  • Supermarket cashiers
    When at the supermarket are opened only 2 cash people waiting in the front approximately 12 minutes. How many will shorten the average waiting time in a front where supermarket open another three cashiers?
  • Floating floor
    In the new building is considered a floating floor worker in each room. 30 minutes lay 9 m2 of the floor. How long 3 workers laid the floor in 4 rooms with a total area of 90 m2?
  • Profits
    Two members will make profit 52 000, - EUR. The forst earned 8% more and the second 10% more and thus earned together 56 700, - EUR. How many will initially each earn?
  • Two workers
    Two workers together execute some work in 10 days. The first worker would have done himself in 20 days. How many days would have done himself a second worker?
  • Copiers
    The new copier copying a folder of papers 5 min. faster than the old. The operator used new, but out of toner and exchange took 5 min. In that time copied on the old. The whole work has been done for 9 min. How long would the work done only by old copier?
  • 4 pipes
    The tank flows out by 4 pipes in 6 hours 120 hl water. How much water flows out of 5 pipes of the same diameter in 14 hours?
  • Revenue
    Mr. Robert and Mr. Norbert get together € 1400. The revenue split in the ratio of 4:3, depending upon each work. How many got each of them?
  • 5 pumps
    Five pump to pump 3 hours 1600 hl of water. How long pumped same amount of water 4 pumps?
  • Invitations
    For every 5 minutes writes Dana 10 invitations, while Anna 14 invitations. How long will write together 120 invitations?
  • Painters
    One painter could paint a school for seven days. The second one does it for six days. It was necessary to paint the school in two days. The next painter was invited, and all worked together. How long would this painter paint the school itself?
  • Painting
    Jožko with Fero painted the bench for four hours. How many hours would take work if four friends help him?
  • Mukls
    The working group, in which 6 workers would ordered job completed within 21 working days. How many workers must be accept yet that the contract will be completed in 14 working days?
  • Wood
    Peter chops wood. If they cut down a half hours a day he ended work in 9 days. But Peter needs to end work 3 days earlier. How many minutes a day should cut down?
  • Greenhouses
    Two workers would make installation of greenhouses for 54 hours. For how many hours does the installation have nine workers?
  • Cooks
    Four cooks cleaned 5 kg of potatoes for 10 minutes. How many cook would have to work clean 9 kg of potatoes for 12 minutes?
  • Five tractors
    Five tractors plow the field in 4.8 hours. How long will it take to plow this field if after 1.5 hours of work, two tractors went to a different field?
  • Painting school
    Redecoration school had scheduled for four crew to 10 days. After two days a single worker ill. For how many days the school was painted when remain workers working with the same tempo?
  • Pumps
    First pump flows 16 liters per second into the basin by the second pump 75% of the first and by third pump half more than the second. How long will take fill basin by all three pumps simultaneously volume 15 m3 (cubic meters)?
  • James
    James paints a fence. If every day instead of 14 planks painted 16 would be done on one day earlier. How many of planks has a fence altogether?
  • Tractors
    6 tractors started plowing the field that they together take 12 days. Agronomist hesitates to A) after 2 days to withdraw 2 tractors, or B) after 3 days to withdraw 3 tractors. Help him which of these two cases will be plowing done sooner.

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